Bears second-year wide receiver Marquess Wilson has added weight this offseason and is ready to make…
Door open for Bears' Marquess Wilson
In a cost-cutting move yesterday, the Chicago Bears released wide receiver Earl Bennett. The club's third-round pick in 2008, Bennett spent his first six NFL seasons in Chicago. His best year came in 2009 when he caught 54 passes for 717 yards. Yet his play declined the past three seasons, culminating in a career-low 243 receiving yards in 2013. Waiving Bennett clears $2.45 million off the franchise books, money GM Phil Emery desperately needs to finalize the 2014 roster, yet it leaves a hole in Marc Trestman's offense. Bennett was an experienced veteran who caught four touchdowns as the club's No. 3 wideout last year. To fill his shoes, the Bears have a few options. The club could turn to Eric Weems but he's more of a special teams player who is also being asked to take a pay cut. There's a chance he may not even be on the roster by the time this article is published. Emery last week signed Domenik Hixon, an eight-year veteran who has been a fairly...
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